Pope Francis Global Academy Registration and Important Dates

Website - www.pfgacademy.org
Please visit the website for a complete school schedule,
tuition info, school supply lists, sports information and much more!


Pope Francis Global Academy is an exciting new faith-filled center of academic
excellence delivering a strong core curriculum presented through a global lens.
We offer Pre-K - 8th grade at two campuses on Chicago’s northwest side.
Space still available!



We’re gearing up for school to start. Please pay attention to crossing guards and drive with care all around the schools. School drop off goes from 7:50 to 8 am and pick up is from 3 to 3:15 pm. Expect traffic to be heavier around both the North and South Campuses at these times.

THERE’S STILL ROOM! - We’ve still got space in many of our classrooms for the upcoming school year! Please share information about our school with your friends and family. You never know who might be looking for a school.

Email Jodi Thyen for a tour at jthyen@pfgacademy.org or call at 773-892-2011. Have your friends visit our website which includes lots of great information.



On August 21, we begin our second school year at Pope Francis Global Academy. There is much to be excited about and to look forward to. We completed our inaugural year back in June with sixty 8th graders graduating.

A parent survey was completed over the summer and the good news is that, while there were undoubtedly challenges, the positives far outweighed any difficulties. We have analyzed the results and are now working on some adjustments and improvements in various areas, from curriculum to communication. As we have always said, we are interested in continued collaboration with parents, teachers and the community to make our school the gem of the Northwest side.

A great deal of updates and improvements were made at both campuses over the summer in preparation for year two and more projects are in the works. We have hired a new Deputy Principal, Margaret Kinel, who has already been hard at work acclimating and learning all about Pope Francis Global Academy. She has jumped in with two feet this summer and is ready to meet all of our students!

As a school community, we have welcomed three new Pastors - Fr. Elliott Dees (St. Pascal), Fr. Mike Grisolano (St. Tars), and Fr. Michael Wyrzkowski (OLV) - who, like Fr. Dan Fallon (St. Cornelius), have a great deal of passion for Catholic education and will certainly be an asset. They are working with our teachers, our administration and our Parent Ambassadors group to develop stronger ties between church and school. You will see some of our school parents and students this weekend saying a few words after the masses. Please introduce yourself and see how you might try to get involved this year!

Please join me in praying for our students, and staff as they begin the new school year.



  • August 21 - First Day of School… Please drive safely!
  • August 23 - Info Fair/Open House for families at the South Campus from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
  • August 24 - Info Fair/Open House for families at the North Campus from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
  • August 27 - Pope Francis Parents’ Club presents the 2nd Annual Back to School Picnic on the lawn of the South Campus from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Pizza provided by Trattoria Porretta. BYO blanket, sides, treats and soft drinks. Games, music and kids activities! Parishioners are welcome to come by!
  • September 4 - No School for Labor Day.
  • September 5 - First Wolf Pups class of Session 1.
  • September 6 - School Picture sin both campuses.

Feel free to call with questions or concerns!
Parish Office
773-763-8228 or e-mail at mail@sttars.org